Registration on for CNCC's summer semester

Katie Searcy will be a Moffat County High School senior in the fall, but she worries that she will be swamped by her workload.

On top of her high school courses, she's taking some Colorado Northwestern Community College classes.

"If not for these classes, I wouldn't be able to graduate and enter college next fall," Searcy said. "I'm hoping to attend a private college in Washington state."

The aspiring artist and her mother, Patty Whitten, combed through the course schedule Tuesday.

Other students have been at the college shuffling schedules as the summer semester got under way Tuesday. Students still can register through Thursday.

Registrar technician Mindy Shue took calls and visitors all morning Tuesday.

"Today is crazy," Shue said. "That's pretty standard for the first day of classes."

New students need to fill out applications, and returning students can register for the classes they have selected. Registration can be done at the Craig campus, 50 College Drive, or at www.cncc.edu.

The most popular classes are the core ones, such as English and history, Shue said. Community education classes, including golf and ceramics, are also favorites, as are Pilates classes at Trapper Fitness Center.

The cosmetology classes also have drawn several students for the summer semester, and some students are registered for the certified nursing assistant program in preparation for joining the registered nurse program in the fall.

Students wishing to drop classes in the summer semester have until June 8 to do so.

Searcy found three classes she would like to take this summer.

"I'm taking some classes to catch up," Searcy said. "The rest are to lighten my load for next year."

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